We had a special surprise to show the Prep to 2 kids on Monday morning!
Hayley Kringas and Ross Donnan devised a plan for a series of large scale typography murals. Both Hayley and Ross are graphic designers and parents at the School and could see the potential for design to transform the space where morning assembly occurs.
Hayley and Ross worked with the School Leadership team to develop the inspirational messages with input and voting from the student voice (captains and vice captains of the school houses). With paint donated by Manfax Paint & Hardware, the mural was painted over a weekend with the big ‘reveal’ unveiled for the kids at Monday morning assembly.
It’s a wonderful result that transformed a brick wall into a positive message for the kids, a constant reminder of mindfulness. The finished mural is a testament to the power that design and large-scale typography has on the audience – in this case students from Prep to Grade 2 who will be constantly reminded to work hard and most importantly, dream big!
Note: More murals are currently in production on the Grade 3 to 6 side of the School. Stay tuned!
Ross and Hayley are also available for hire if you’d like a large-scale mural at your school/workplace… or any other graphic design/digital/web projects.
Domain.com.au have released their annual school zones report featuring school catchment zones across Australia and rising house prices, indicating a relationship between the rate of housing price growth and the quality of state schools in the catchment zone.
Though we’re sure there’s a few other factors involved in housing prices we’re happy to have been mentioned as the “top performing national primary school” by Doctor Nicola Powell, with Glen Huntly leading the national rate of growth.
But of course you already knew we were pretty awesome.
We got a mention on the the Today show this morning and keep an eye out on Ten News tonight for someone you might recognise.
Here’s a photo of Principal Libby Alessi with the Channel 10 news crew.
*Update* Here’s the video courtesy of Ten News.
And here we are too, via 7 News (1:18 minute mark).